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Raymc7 09-30-2009 02:06 PM

Extended Cab doors Stuck
 
98 Ram 1500 and I can't open the rear doors. Ive' taken the panel out, sprayed PB blaster on the mechanism at the base of the door. The latch moves out of the way but the door won't open. The top is clear. The door moves but won't unlatch at the bottom. This happened to one door and then the other in a week. Very frustrated!!!!! By the way....newbie here also. Said Hi in the Newbie area. HELP!

Toms Blue Ram 1500 09-30-2009 02:26 PM

Someone else on here just had the same problem recently . Will try to find out who and either have them get in touch with you or I''ll find out what they did .

chithead 09-30-2009 02:54 PM

I have heard of this becoming a very common problem with trucks in colder climates.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 09-30-2009 02:56 PM

Just sent a message to billycanuk . He had the same problem . I asked him to respond to your thread or let me know . Here was his thread and this was the last time he was on line with us . http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....0909#post80909 . Cross your fingers . Talk to ya soon . Tom

Raymc7 09-30-2009 03:15 PM

Thanks Guys. Appreciate all the help I can get. Real pain not being able to get in the back.

frezingbelow 10-01-2009 08:29 PM

I had this problem as well with the ram I just bought, Only thing is I know my drivers side latch is busted, but my passenger side wouldnt open. So I soaked down the latches with pb blaster and let is sit for a few minutes. After that I got in the back of the truck with the seat up and gave it a couple of hip checks while holding the latch...The door didnt stand a chance. :) The latch basically rusted itself on to the latch.

Now just to fix the drivers door.

foot1455 05-21-2010 09:53 AM

Rear Quad Door Stuck Shut
 
Has anyone found a sure cure for the rear doors becoming stuck at bottom latch?

I have dismantled the door and manually tried to pull up on latch arm ... no luck. Tried the put my weight into it trick ... did not work.

Any suggestions??

Thanks All

City Slicker 05-21-2010 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foot1455 (Post 221367)
Has anyone found a sure cure for the rear doors becoming stuck at bottom latch?

I have dismantled the door and manually tried to pull up on latch arm ... no luck. Tried the put my weight into it trick ... did not work.

Any suggestions??

Thanks All

I see this is your first post, welcome to the forum! We're glad to have you here! Sorry, I'm not the guy you're for, but this forum is filled with plenty of other members who may be able to help :smileup:

billycanuk 02-11-2011 03:15 PM

Hey folks ... I finally did get my rear doors open! Soaked the bottom latches overnight with a good penetrating oil and then placed a wooden block at the base of the door on the inside. While holding open the handle, A good solid whack to the wooden block with a small sledge hammer ... and it opened! It appears that the bottom latches rust pretty good and seize up without much use. Passenger side works like a dream but driver's side latch will have to be replaced as it's too far gone. Hope this helps someone out.
Thanks ... Billy

reytx1 03-03-2011 12:22 PM

Mine do the same, but it doesnt bug me much.
I just have to apply some pressure and push the door in, than pull the latch. It works everytime


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